Guy Verhofstadt says there is room for optimism for British expats living in the EU
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Citizens’ rights deal close; research prize – today’s headlines for the EU and Luxembourg
Verhofstadt: citizens future status soon clear
The chief Brexit negotiator at the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, has said that British citizens living in other European Union member states have “room for optimism” over their future status. Reuters reports that Verhofstadt had a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May on Tuesday and emerged with the good news. “The citizens rights' chapter is really done, is finished, is concluded and that everybody knows UK nationals and EU citizens what is their status in the future,” he said. However, he remains sceptical about other aspects of the negotiations, saying that May had once again added a “few extra cherries on the cake”.
Luxembourg scientist wins top prize
Professor Michel Goedert is among a team of researchers that has won the Brain Prize 2018. The Luxembourg national is head of the biological molecular laboratory programme at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge, and also an honorary professor at the University of Cambridge. Goedert together with Bart De Strooper (London and Louvain), Christian Haass (Munich) and John Hardy (London) were awarded the €1 million prize for the work on the genetic and molecular causes of Alzheimer’s.